Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.3s Start Render
1.24s Largest Contentful Paint
2.87s SpeedIndex
3.83s First CPU Idle
3.83s Time To Interactive
4.2s Visually Complete
7.09s Fully Loaded

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#2 LA REPUBBLICA
0.08s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.41s Largest Contentful Paint
2.62s SpeedIndex
4.8s Visually Complete
5.81s First CPU Idle
5.81s Time To Interactive
6.39s Fully Loaded

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#3 LE MONDE
0.15s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.87s SpeedIndex
1.08s Largest Contentful Paint
2s Visually Complete
2.09s First CPU Idle
2.09s Time To Interactive
2.26s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.09s Backend
0.4s Start Render
1.05s SpeedIndex
1.7s Visually Complete
1.79s Largest Contentful Paint
1.84s First CPU Idle
1.84s Time To Interactive
2.58s Fully Loaded

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#5 BBC
0.09s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.93s SpeedIndex
2.88s Largest Contentful Paint
4.2s Visually Complete
5.59s First CPU Idle
5.59s Time To Interactive
9.95s Fully Loaded

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#6 EL PAIS
0.09s Backend
0.7s Start Render
5.29s SpeedIndex
7.32s Largest Contentful Paint
10.1s Visually Complete
14.21s First CPU Idle
14.21s Time To Interactive
14.33s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.19s Backend
0.7s Start Render
2.41s SpeedIndex
3.31s Largest Contentful Paint
4.1s Visually Complete
4.88s First CPU Idle
4.88s Time To Interactive
13.18s Fully Loaded

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#8 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.32s Largest Contentful Paint
3.02s SpeedIndex
5.1s Visually Complete
8.94s First CPU Idle
8.94s Time To Interactive
19.43s Fully Loaded

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#9 PRAVDA
0.49s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.01s SpeedIndex
1.07s First CPU Idle
1.07s Time To Interactive
1.13s Largest Contentful Paint
1.4s Visually Complete
1.54s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.37s Backend
1.1s Start Render
1.54s Largest Contentful Paint
1.64s SpeedIndex
4.09s First CPU Idle
4.09s Time To Interactive
14.34s Fully Loaded
18.5s Visually Complete

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.1s Backend
2.2s Start Render
2.34s Largest Contentful Paint
2.75s SpeedIndex
2.83s First CPU Idle
2.83s Time To Interactive
3.31s Fully Loaded
3.9s Visually Complete

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